Senior Vice President, Basketball and Business Strategies > NCAA
Greg Shaheen oversees the day-to-day operations of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship as well as the NCAA’s 11-year, $6-billion contracts with broadcast partners CBS and ESPN. He also supervises the NCAA Corporate Champion/Corporate Partner program and its corporate and broadcast alliances group, which was formed in 2004 to manage the television, radio, Internet, publishing, marketing, licensing and fan festival elements across all NCAA events. In addition, he serves as president of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), the nation’s oldest postseason collegiate basketball tournament.
Among his accomplishments, Shaheen has broadened the variety of activities surrounding the NCAA Final Four, and he has been integral in the development of systems to provide continuous information to the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, systems that have been implemented across other NCAA championships. Shaheen, who is also responsible for developing future strategic plans for the NCAA’s multimedia rights, was named to Sports Business Journal’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” list in 2005 and 2006.
Shaheen joined the NCAA in 2000 after serving as the director of operations for the local organizing committee when Indianapolis hosted the NCAA Final Four. He also served as the executive director of the NCAA 2000 and NFHS 2000 Projects (National Federation of State High School Associations). In that role, he oversaw the development of the organizations’ headquarters in Indianapolis as well as the relocation of 300-plus employees. For 18 years, Shaheen served as the chief administrative officer of Indiana-based Long Electric, a privately-held company with 400 employees.
Shaheen, who earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana, serves as the program director of Opportunities to Learn About Business (OLAB). The program, based at Wabash College, is an intensive nine-day summer course for high school seniors from around the United States. More than 2,000 young people have completed the OLAB curriculum during Shaheen’s two-decade affiliation with the program.
Shaheen is a board member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), and a former board member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He is also a member of the board of advisors for the Inocon Group, an incident-management company.